Humorous (fiction), Trade Book, Lexile 380
This story tells about Junie B. Jones and her first day of school. Junie B. is terrified at the prospect of taking the school bus. Finding the ride confirms her worst fears. She decides to hide out at the end of her first school day so she will not have to take the bus home. Funny characters and sharp dialogue make this book an entertaining read for many ages.
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Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus
By Barbara Park
Trade Book Lesson
Use the reading strategy of visualizing to understand the text
Understand the sequence of a story
Grammar and Mechanics
Recognize and understand that nouns are naming words
Identify and use time and order words
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups or whole class
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